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SOURCE Automotive Hall of Fame
DETROIT, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four automotive industry giants who developed radically new vehicles in Europe and America, new insights into meaningful quality measurements and new concepts in automotive publications will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame during ceremonies celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary on the evening of July 24.
The only organization of its type in the world, the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich., celebrates the insights, intuitions and inventiveness of people who connect the auto industry to its foundations and its future. It has honored 300 people since its founding in 1939.
"We recognize a special responsibility to cultivate and spread the story of the automotive industry's roots and development to provide valuable perspective and inspiration for future generations," said Automotive Hall of Fame President William R. Chapin. "The Automotive Hall of Fame is especially proud and thrilled to induct the 2014 honorees as we celebrate each of their unique and outstanding achievements and contributions to the global automotive industry."
The inductees at this year's event are responsible for automotive innovation over three-quarters of a century:
At the ceremonies, the Hall of Fame also will honor James E. Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota North America, with its Industry Leader of the Year Award. Writer, curator and historian Ken Gross, as well as Ideal Group Chairman and CEO Frank Venegas, Jr. will be recognized with the Hall's Distinguished Service Citation.
The Gala Ceremony will be held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies, in Detroit.
The Automotive Hall of Fame works to constantly expand its role as a global resource for information about those who have shaped the auto industry. The organization seeks to serve as a primary source of inspiration derived from the contributions of automotive industry leaders.
About the Automotive Hall of Fame (http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/)
The Automotive Hall of Fame is committed to preserving and promoting automotive history for the future. From North America to Europe and Asia, the Hall of Fame serves as a primary resource for information about those who shaped the auto industry. The organization celebrates the insights and ingenuity of people who have contributed to the industry's success, and has honored more than 800 men and women since its founding in 1939. The Automotive Hall of Fame's mission is guided by its board of directors and its president, William R. Chapin.
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